- Published on Thursday, 02 October 2014 15:52
After the referendum: how can we get rid of nuclear weapons?
Scottish CND conference and Annual General Meeting
Sunday 23 November 2014, 10.30, Partick Burgh Hall, 9 Burgh Hall St, Glasgow, G11 5LW
Scottish CND supported the Yes campaign during the referendum. The vote showed increased support for independence, but not a majority. Trident was a key issue in the debate. It will continue to be on the agenda, with the £100 billion Trident replacement decision due to be made in 2016, a general election in 2015 and a Scottish Parliament election in 2016.
This conference will be an important opportunity for people with a range of opinions to come together and discuss how to take forward the campaign for nuclear disarmament in Scotland.
- Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 13:24
"Despite the referendum results we are proud to have been part of the dynamic and creative movement for Yes. A large number of people are disappointed that there their hopes of creating a nuclear-free independent Scotland were dashed. However, the energy of the Yes campaign has given new life to our struggle to remove Trident from Scotland and there has been heightened interest in the cost and risk of basing nuclear weapons on the Clyde. We know that opposition to Trident is even stronger than support for independence. Over the coming weeks we will be considering how best to take forward our campaign to rid this land and the world of nuclear weapons." - Arthur West, Chair of SCND
- Published on Monday, 08 September 2014 20:03
It is not necessarily strange for a letter to be presented in favour of keeping Trident, but when Nigel Biggar describes himself as a professor of Christian ethics at Oxford University it is hard not to react with disbelief.
Trident is an indescriminate killer, making no distinction between civilian and military targets, and its use would mean the death of millions of men, women and children who are not involved in the fighting.
- Published on Sunday, 24 August 2014 08:31
Rt Rev Andrew McLellan, former Moderator of the Church of Scotland, has spoken out in favour of a Yes vote. He said "The worst thing in Scotland is Trident. September 18 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to remove the worst thing in Scotland. Speaking against nuclear weapons is good, and praying for their abolition is good. But what will change everything is voting Yes in the referendum. Living in a Scotland free of nuclear weapons will make everything else better".
- Published on Saturday, 23 August 2014 08:55
Kate Devlin's asserts, in "The Big Question: Trident" (Herald 22 August), that in the longer term a new home for Trident could be built in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. But detailed research by Scottish CND has established that there is no viable site.
- Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:04
Conservative, Labour and Green party politicians in Cornwall have firmly rejected the idea that Falmouth could be turned into a store for nuclear weapons. This proposal was central to the recent RUSI report which argued that a Yes vote would result in Trident remaining in Scotland until 2028, after which the nuclear weapons would be moved to Falmouth. The strong local opposition to this proposal kills it stone dead before it has taken off the ground.
- Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 08:41
Contrary to recent media coverage of a report from an MOD think tank, Scottish CND argues that a Yes vote is likely to lead to there being no nuclear weapons in Britain and that Trident can be removed within 2 years.